Artificial leg made from scrap metal, Cambodia, 1990-2002

Made:
1990-2002 in Cambodia
maker:
Unknown
Artificial leg made from scrap metal, Cambodia, 1990-2002

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Artificial leg made from scrap metal, Cambodia, 1990-2002
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Artificial leg, for a below-knee amputee, made from a scrap metal cylinder and worn by a landmine victim in Cambodia, 1990-2002

Artificial leg for an below-knee amputee (E2002.325.2), alongside a 'homemade' leg (E2002.325.4), constructed from part of an artillery shell casing and typical of the improvised appliances sometimes worn prior to obtaining a proper leg. These replacement legs made almost entirely of the commercial plastic polypropylene and are mainly provided for landmine victims in Cambodia. Developed and manufactured in Cambodia by the Cambodia Trust charity, 1998

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
2004-39
Materials:
metal, rubber and wood
type:
artificial leg, artificial legs, artificial limbs, disability, landmines, medicine and prostheses
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
credit:
The Cambodia Trust